Monday, June 2, 2008

AND THE HUMILIATION CONTINUES...

Remember me posting about this? Look at how loverly it is...does anything strike anyone as odd?...me neither...but remember when I thought the handlebars were a little too close to the seat?...yea...well, that continued...

Well, here's a closer look in the pic. Notice how the brake handles are on the bottom, forcing me 1. to have to use my thumb to brake as opposed to my perfectly fine four fingers resting on TOP of the handlebars, sitting there uselessly and waiting for something to do and 2. getting in the way of my knees each and every time I cycled...which caused me to have to bike with my knees pointing east and west in an exaggerated style, which probably added to the weirded out stares I got while biking thru WalMart and for Rocky (the dude in Sporting Goods) to be so helpful and ever so kind...

Well, as I was biking tonight and exercising my old fat dog, Snoopy, I asked Peter to take a look at the bike...I asked, "Hey honey, can you rearrange my braking gears so that the brake is placed on the handlebars so I can use my fingers instead of underneath where I have to use my thumbs, it's irritating?". Well, leave it to old practical, New Englander, lobster-boat stern-man Pete to take a good look at the situation, take the handle bars in his hands and give one good twist to completely rotate my front wheel..."Better?" he asked as he walked away trying not to smirk. Yes, I was riding with my front tire totally backwards...totally....so now it should ride much much better....who's getting their PhD?

6 comments:

Eliot Bowman said...

Wow. That was a risky post, Mom...but that's why we love you.

The Slusser Family said...

Mom - I totally noticed that and was going to tell you in private next time we talked. But, this was so much better. Nothing like a good hearty laugh in the dark before bedtime. Thanks!
xooxo

Diane said...

Deb...
I noticed that the bike looked a little weird. But then again...it is a "California" bike...and you are all a bit weird out there. ;)

Diane said...

well...except for Emmy.

katzbox said...

hmmmmmm...sometimes I wonder about Em.....

Stephanie Jette said...

You pulled a Jette. That's so what I would do. Much love to the confused.